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Reviews 2803 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If by "off-campus", you mean 50 miles away with parents, then sure. It is honestly just cheaper to commute to school.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't ventured very far from the school and am mostly just on the freeway to and from school. From what I have seen that is nearby, there is a McDonalds, Taco Bell, Subway, Mountain Mikes Pizza, some Chinese Food Place, 7-Eleven, and a Denny's. Honestly, combined with campus-eating, sounds like all the options a college student would want anyways. Just fyi, the Taco Bell and McDonalds drive-thrus can get pretty busy in the afternoons. The campus would be wise to try and get an In-n-Out either on campus or just outside.

3 College Senior

Administration: It really varies. I don't have any experience with security encounters and base my opinion on classroom policies. From my experience, professors are pretty strict about attendance and it will affect your grade if you skip too many times. Most of my professors also do not allow cell phones or computers in class.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Seriously, just do the FAFSA and try to get loans. If you are a middle class student, your parents just make too much money for you to get financial assistance that you won't have to pay back. Just deal.

College Senior

Party Scene: I'm a weird/boring young adult; I attend college to get an education. Professors assign so much reading that I really don't understand how my classmates have the time to party.

College Senior

Campus Food: I'm sure that the quality of the food is fine, but it is very pricey. I'm actually surprised how many cash-strapped college students can afford to eat at Round Table regularly (which is arguably the most expensive pizza place ever). I typically bring my own lunch from home--it's cheaper and healthier.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not use campus housing.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is my second semester at this school and I haven't had a bad experience with one yet.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I felt it was an easy transition from jr. college to the university. I'm still learning what else the university has to offer me, as far as programs, clubs, tutoring, etc.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus in my own house.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I wish there were more of a variety of eateries in the area with healthy options.

College Junior

Administration: I've never dealt with the campus security/police.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: It was easy and I was notified of any forms I needed to supply right away, not at the last minute.

College Junior

Party Scene: I've been on campus long enough to see that there are many student activities that occur, but I don't stay long enough to partake in these actitivities.

College Junior

Campus Food: I only come onto campus to go to class. I don't dine there.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live in the campus housing, and I have not been in the campus housing area.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: do not live near school. Still with parents.

3 College Student

Campus Food: The food is okay, but should have more healthier options available.

College Student

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

College Junior

Overall Experience: Quality of courses and professors has been nothing but a great experience which means that I can't really complain. I've enjoyed all courses and professors.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Sac State has been nothing but great. It continues to prove that they're there for the students and are more than willing to make it great.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've never had a problem. The convenience of the areas around campus is awesome. Never had a problem with parking.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I've never had a problem. There's a lot of walking distance restaurants.

College Junior

Administration: I've never had a problem.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I've never had a problem with financial aid which I greatly appreciate.


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Most students appreciate Sac State because it's pleasant, but they often wish it had more school spirit. The ones who are satisfied with it usually haven't been to other four-year universities, so they don't have anything major to compare it to from first-hand experience. Those who wish for more excitement usually mention wilder Bay Area campuses. A majority of people that attend Sac State just want a degree so they can get out. They know not to expect the typical college experience that makes for legendary times and awesome memories. Too many of them commute. If Sac State were more of an on-campus school, there would be more student satisfaction socially. If you decide to study here and want campus community, seek clubs or other social organizations as soon as possible. If you're laid-back and don't mind coming to a school where everyone just comes to get a grade and a job, make yourself at home.

Many students would be blown away if they knew how hard their education could be, but a lot of them are fine with Sac State's current academic level. Most assignments are easy, and it's surprising what students worry about. There's a writing test, the Writing Proficiency Exam, that all students must take before advancing to higher-level classes, and it has a fearsome reputation because many of them make a big deal about it. But in reality, it's nothing more than an in-class essay where you offer your opinion on a certain topic—that's all. Although most Sac State students don't think their education is lacking, when they voice concerns, it's obvious that something's missing. If they were used to consistently working harder, that test would be a breeze.

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